Final score

24 February 2013 20:45

Inter
26' (2nd half) Schelotto
1 - 1
AC Milan
21' El Shaarawy
referee Paolo Mazzoleni / linesmen Niccolai, Giordano / 4th man Maggiani / assistants Banti, Gervasoni
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MinutesText commentary
45'The half-time whistle comes with no added time. The Rossoneri lead 0-1 at the break thanks to El Shaarawy's strike
43'Juan Jesus catches Boateng with a late tackle. That's a booking for him
40'Another free kick for Balotelli: this time he beats the wall but not Handanovic
38'Guarin shuffles his way past a challenge near the byline but then runs out of pitch. Goal kick
36'Balotelli fires a free kick into the wall
34'Ranocchia is cautioned for a foul on Balotelli
34'Palacio gets his head on the end of a cross but can only direct it weakly towards Abbiati
33'Muntari tries his luck with a header from the edge of the box, no problem for Handanovic
31'Muntari goes into the book for a poorly timed challenge on Gargano
29'Di Sciglio whips in a ball, Balotelli steers it goalwards but Handanovic denies him again
27'Stunning athletic save from Handanovic to keep out Balotelli's firmly struck effort
23'Muntari sends over a deep cross looking for El Shaarawy, Handanovic comes out to claim it
23'Chance for Inter to hit back immediately as Cassano drills in an angled strike from range: wide
21'GOAL FOR AC MILAN: Boateng threads the ball through for El Shaarawy, who finds the corner of the goal with the outside of his boot
17'Palacio runs onto a long ball forward and tries to find an angle from wide on the left; he drags his shot across the face of the goal
15'Balotelli is free in the box and latches onto a cross but his control lets him down and Handanovic mops up
12'Cassano turns away from Mexes and the Frenchman brings him down. That's the first yellow card of the match
11'Alvarez flicks a delightful first-time ball over the Rossoneri defence for Palacio, who is about to pull the trigger when Mexes get a foot in and concedes a corner
10'Nocerino plays a ball forward but Juan Jesus cuts out the danger
9'Cassano looks to feed Cambiasso in the box. The Argentine can't connect
7'Guarin charges down the right flank and looks to get his cross in, Mexes takes the ball away as the Colombian enters the box
6'First chance for the Rossoneri: El Shaarawy makes himself a yard of space on the edge of the box and fizzes a low effort just wide of Handanovic's near post
4'After winning the ball in a decent position, Muntari and Balotelli get in each other's way and a weak shot glides wide of goal
1'Welcome to the Stadio Meazza for live match commentary of Inter v AC Milan, in Week 26 of Serie A
1'The Rossoneri get us up and running. FORZA INTER!!!
1'Captain Zanetti is wearing a special armband dedicated to Milito: "Torna presto Diego" (Come back soon Diego!)
1'Ranocchia has been passed fit and Alvarez starts behind Cassano and Palacio up front. Boateng plays in a 3-man attack, Nocerino in midfield
MinutesText commentary
49'After 4 minutes of added time, the derby finishes all square: 1-1. El Shaarawy's first-half opener was cancelled out by substitute Schelotto
48'Guarin dinks a free kick into the box for Palacio, Mexes wins it
46'Palacio sends in a cross looking for Schelotto, Abbiati punches it clear
45'The ref awards four minutes of stoppage time
45'Muntari is replaced by Ambrosini
44'Zapata is booked for a foul on Palacio
42'Another substitution for AC Milan: El Shaarawy goes off, Bojan comes on
41'From the corner, the ball drops for El Shaarawy outside the box, his shot takes a deflection and goes to Muntari, before Palacio makes a vital clearance with his knee
40'Abate drives in a low ball, Handanovic can't keep it in play and Milan have a corner
36'Allegri reshuffles his forward line, bringing on Niang for Boateng
33'Boateng centres from the left for Balotelli, Ranocchia clears
32'Final substitution for Inter: Nagatomo has picked up a knock so Chivu comes on in his place
30'Muntari unleashes a rocket from distance that whizzes a yard wide of Handanovic's right-hand upright
29'Stramaccioni makes another change: Kuzmanovic replaces Alvarez
26'GOOOAAAL FOR INTER! Nagatomo curls in a cross and Schelotto pops up in the middle of the box to nod into the far corner. 1-1 and game on
23'Boateng pulls the ball back for Nocerino on the edge of the area, the midfielder scuffs it and the ball flies high over the bar
23'Inter make a substitution: Schelotto comes on for Cambiasso
20'Balotelli catches Handanovic accidentally, the keeper stays down for a moment but then is ok to continue
19'Gargano has no joy with a long-range effort
17'Free kick for AC Milan. Montolivo swings it into the box, Balotelli gets a touch but it's way off target
15'Montolivo is picked out by El Shaarawy and goes for goal but Cambiasso makes the block
9'INTER GO CLOSE! Palacio's low delivery is met firmly by Guarin, Abbiati claws it away then Cassano hits the post from the byline
7'Abate sends in a cross, Muntari completely fluffs his volley
5'Nasty foul by Abate on Palacio
5'Alvarez's free kick ricochets back off the wall
4'Montolivo brings down Palacio from behind. Yellow card for the midfielder and a free kick to Inter on the edge of the box
3'Free kick for AC Milan: Boateng gets down low at the near post and heads a fraction wide
1' Inter get us back under way at the Meazza. No changes for either side at half time
Zanetti
7.13
7.13
Cambiasso
5.76
5.76
Chivu
6.1
6.1
Ranocchia
6.9
6.9
Nagatomo
5.74
5.74
Alvarez
5.76
5.76
Jesus
7.03
7.03
Guarin
5.92
5.92
Palacio
6.19
6.19
Handanovic
9.38
9.38
Cassano
6.28
6.28
Gargano
6.15
6.15
Kuzmanovic
6.22
6.22
Schelotto
7.48
7.48
Average rating6.57
4shots on target6
9shots off target13
17fouls committed17
1corners4
0offsides0
43%ball possession57%
Inter on 15-game unbeaten (scoring) streak at home

Inter haven't lost at home since 23 September, when Siena won 0-2 in Serie A. Since then the Nerazzurri have put together a 15-game unbeaten run on home soil consisting of eleven wins and four draws, scoring in every game (30 goals in total). However, Andrea Stramaccioni's side still have some way to go until they equal Inter's record unbeaten home streak of 53 matches, which came between 2008 and 2010.

No derby draws since 2004

The last Milan derby to end all square in a competitive fixture was on 24 October 2004, when a goalless draw was played out with AC Milan as the home side. In the 19 competitive meetings since then, there have been 10 Nerazzurri triumphs and nine Rossoneri victories.

Second derby on 24 February after 1-1 in 1963

Since 1910, this is only the second time that the Derby della Madonnina has been played on 24 February. The other occasion was in 1963, a 1-1 draw which saw Mazzola's 1st-minute opener cancelled out by Sani in the 77th minute.

Rossoneri undefeated in 2013

AC Milan have lost just one Serie A game in their last 13 outings. That was on 22 December, when they were beaten 4-2 away to Roma. In the other 12 matches in this period, the Rossoneri have racked up nine wins and three draws. Since losing to Roma, Milan are unbeaten in seven championship games, their longest unbeaten streak in the current campaign, with five victories and two draws. The Rossoneri have not lost in 2013 and would be top of the table on 17 points had the season begun at the start of the calendar year.

AC Milan hit top gear in last 15 minutes

AC Milan have scored more times in the final 15 minutes of games (76th to 90th plus stoppage time) than any other team in the 2012/13 Serie A: 19 of their 44 total goals, or 43.2%.

Stramaccioni 2-0 Allegri

Andrea Stramaccioni has won both previous head-to-heads against Massimiliano Allegri, both of which were derby matches: Inter 4-2 AC Milan at the end of the 2011/12 season and AC Milan 0-1 Inter in 2012/13.

Stramaccioni's 100% record versus Rossoneri

Andrea Stramaccioni has met AC Milan twice in competitive competitions during his career and won both times: that 4-2 victory on 6 May 2012, which mathematically handed the Scudetto to Juventus after the Bianconeri beat Cagliari 0-2 in Trieste the same evening, and the Nerazzurri's 0-1 success on 7 October 2012.

Allegri v Inter: Nerazzurri have the edge

Massimiliano Allegri is facing Inter for the 11th time in his coaching career. His record stands at W4, D1, L5.

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MILAN – A pulsating derby played in an electric Meazza saw Inter and AC Milan share the spoils tonight. Schelotto responded to El Shaarawy's opener as it finished 1-1.

The Rossoneri drew first blood on 21 minutes when Boateng's through ball found El Shaarawy and the Pharaoh fired in clinically below the bar. Inter tried to fight their way back into the encounter but only managed to threaten through Palacio. Meanwhile Handanovic came to the rescue three times to deny Balotelli the joy of a goal against his former employers, the big Slovene effectively keeping the Nerazzurri in the game in the first half.

Stramaccioni's side moved up a gear after the break and levelled matters thanks to Schelotto. Just three minutes after making his entrance, the Argentine wideman rose in the box to meet Nagatomo's delivery and head past Abbiati.



Inter 1-1 AC Milan (HT: 0-1)
Scorers: El Shaarawy 21, Schelotto 71.

Inter: 1 Handanovic; 4 Zanetti, 23 Ranocchia, 40 Juan Jesus, 55 Nagatomo (Chivu 77); 21 Gargano, 19 Cambiasso (Schelotto 68); 14 Guarin, 8 Palacio, 11 Alvarez (Kuzmanovic 74); 9 Cassano.
Unused subs: 27 Belec, 30 Carrizo, 5 Stankovic, 10 Kovacic, 18 Rocchi, 24 Benassi, 28 Pasa, 33 Mbaye, 42 Jonathan.
Coach: Andrea Stramaccioni.

AC Milan: 32 Abbiati; 20 Abate, 17 Zapata, 5 Mexes, 2 De Sciglio; 8 Nocerino, 18 Montolivo, 4 Muntari (Ambrosini 90); 10 Boateng (Niang 81), 45 Balotelli, 92 El Shaarawy (Bojan 87).
Unused subs: 1 Amelia, 59 Gabriel, 11 Pazzini, 12 Traoré, 14 Salamon, 76 Yepes, 77 Antonini, 81 Zaccardo.
Coach: Massimiliano Allegri.

Referee: Paolo Silvio Mazzoleni (Bergamo).
Booked: Mexes 12, Muntari 31, Ranocchia 34, Juan Jesus 43, Montolivo 49, Zapata 89.
Added time: 0 + 4 minutes.
Attendance: 79,341.


starting lineups

Handanovic 1Abbiati
Zanetti 4De Sciglio
Ranocchia 23Muntari
Jesus 40Mexes
Nagatomo 55Nocerino
Gargano 21Boateng
Cambiasso 19Zapata
Guarin 14Montolivo
Palacio 8Abate
Alvarez 11Balotelli
Cassano 99El Shaarawy

substitutes

Belec 27Amelia
Carrizo 30Gabriel
Stankovic 5Pazzini
Schelotto 7Traore'
Kovacic 10Salomon
Kuzmanovic 17Niang
Rocchi 18Bojan
Benassi 24Ambrosini
Chivu 26Yepes
Pasa 28Antonini
Mbaye 33Zaccardo
Jonathan 42